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Kawagoe Warrior Parade

Posted in Japanese Traditions, People, Places by tokyobling on April 27, 2013

At a festival in Kawagoe, Saitama prefecture just north of Tokyo, I saw this parade of warrior showing of the arms and armor of feudal Japan. Here are three of the commanders, but the guys who came after them, with real fire muskets, where very impressive as well – tomorrow’s post! The man in the maned helmet was quite terrifying as he shouted out orders and instilled a bit of martial fear in the crowd of civilians gathered to watch. Anyone who crossed his line of safety would get a proper shout down!

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